The Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women's Center
The Galerstein Women’s Center (GWC) has been in existence since 1996, representing gender issues in our campus and community. The Center actively promotes a prosperous and successful environment for women through mentoring, advising and professional counseling, climate assessment, lectures addressing gender diversity and social justice, leadership development, community engagement and support for girls and women in STEM fields of study, advocacy for the LGBTQ community, and development of child care resources.
The GWC is home to the only dedicated lactation space on campus for nursing mothers. We provide meeting, study space, and a lending library. We offer professional counseling services, provide diversity retention scholarships, internships, volunteer opportunities and organizational advising.
GWC initiatives are guided by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.
We invite you to visit the Center and find out how you can become involved.
Free Self Defense Classes for Women
The UT Dallas Police Department teaches women how to protect themselves with a system of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques called the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program. RAD is a comprehensive, woman-only course that begins with lessons on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance before teaching the basics of hands-on defense.
The courses are taught by nationally certified RAD instructors. Students receive a manual that outlines the program. Graduates of the program can take advantage of a free lifetime return and practice policy.
The free 1-day classes are held at the UT Dallas Police Department (northeast corner of Parking Lot A). This class is open to all female students, faculty and staff members. Depending on space availability, female family members are also invited.
- November 23, 2013 – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the UT Dallas Police Department.
- December 14, 2013 – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the UT Dallas Police Department.
Future classes will be scheduled each month.
For further information or to register, contact Sgt. Kendra Penny at email@example.com.
GWC Fall 2013 Events
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